By: S. Davis
I don’t understand it
How seemingly, reasonable, people can claim superiority over others based only on the tint of skin is preposterous
Slavery, housing discrimination
Executed in the streets by cops now; legally hung from trees before
You haven’t been oppressed, shackled
Suffered gentrification, standardized testing
Labeling particular neighborhoods undesirable
Your oppression started when exactly?
Voting criteria to dissuade minorities from polling and making it arduous to register
Skin color, your position is founded on skin color
Zoning to increase funding for certain schools in certain districts
Incensed that you cannot speak the N-word
You gave us the lovely gift; it was fired from your tongue
You should be able to use it but please do so in one of those undesirable areas
You need to say it, you yearn to scream it, say it there
We took the power of the word away from you
My natural tan makes me…inferior?
No, but cling to that line of thinking
If my melanin rich skin is abhorrent then why try to replicate it?
Spending money on chemicals
Sleeping under the hot sun and using tanning machines?
What are you crying about?
Have you been subjugated for a reason you cannot control?
When have you ever had to die to gain equal rights?
Racism should not exist
I hate that it still does…and always will